BMW iX3 concept presents electric future of crossovers

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The reveal of the BMW iX3 Concept marks a shift in the German marque's electrification strategy, as it plans to release a line of all-electric models, starting with the iX3, from 2020.

The iX3 is expected to arrive in 2020 and is a direct rival for the Jaguar I-Pace and upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi e-tron.

The design of the electric vehicle reminiscent of the X3. While India launch of the BMW iX3 is not sure presently, we can be hopeful about its arrival in India considering the fact that Indian market is thriving towards zero emission mobility.

The concept vehicle, which is expected to be closely mirrored by the one that goes into production in two year's time, was unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, with the German brand confirming it would be built in China at its Shenyang factory that's 430 miles east of the capital. Overall, the iX3 sports a striking design with the Moonstone Silver matte colour scheme. Perhaps the most attention-grabbing element is the reinterpreted kidney grille - the grille comes with joined elements, while it appears to be permanently closed, as dictated by aerodynamics. Also, the BMW iX3 Concept can be seen with several blue highlights and a charging point, which is fitted behind the left side front wheel arch. BMW plans to begin producing the iX3 in 2020 at its joint-venture plant in Shenyang and will sell the model overseas, according to partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings. Assuming BMW continues to offer X-range models four-wheel drive, there's potential for a dual-motor set-up to be employed, which means 532bhp could be possible.

BMW claims future "i" models will be distinguished by "signature looks", by which it means subtle design touches to easily restyled parts such as the bumpers and side skirts, rather than big sheet-metal alterations. The trademark blue accents of BMW's "i" range are prominently featured. The new BMW i3X previous the next EV from the brand. As for the electric motor, it does not require any rare earths.

BMW also promises an impressive driving range on a single charge. Nevertheless, the production version of the iX3 might still receive the current hardware. The high-voltage battery can be charged in just 30 minutes from one of these stations.

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